“Maybe we can’t change our circumstances, but we can change ourselves”
Mark Mooney and Madeline Wade are offering free gatherings through online conferencing (Zoom) to support partner relationships. Learn to more easily manage these weird times!
First Session Video now showing!!! See below
Date and Time:
Sunday, May 3, 11:00 AM PDT: Generative Conversations (See video below)
Sunday, May 17, 11:00 AM PDT: Self-Management
Sunday, May 31, 11:00 AM PDT: Control/Power and Money
Sunday, June 14, 11:00 AM PDT: Care and Play
Timing: We will offer one hour of conversation and practices twice a month, as long as there is interest. We will answer questions about situations and dynamics and offer solutions to ease the stresses of today. Each gathering can be a stand-alone, and they will also be foundational and build on each other as well.
Content: There are some fundamental practices relevant to this moment in time. And we want to be clear, these practices have relevance all the time, but even more so now. These are practices around:
Communication and listening
Difficult Issues and Conversations
Managing disagreements and conflict
Accountability and trust
Connection and intimacy
More about this offer: What does it take to live a generative, healthy relationship with a partner? There are many examples of success of this possibility, and in the best of times it means continuous paying attention and self-work. And here we are in the middle of this pandemic, where most of the “normal” rules don’t apply. What is the learning needed, and what new practices am I being asked to consider with my partner?
The “norm”: Ok, dear, these are the things you do, and these are the things I do. We take care of the kids this way, we earn money by doing this, we occasionally get a break from each other, and we plan for the future. The usual worries, the usual stresses.
The “now”: Wait, I used to do that, but we can’t do that now. The kids are here 24/7! We are stuck in this place 24/7 – with each other. You are going to work, but it’s dangerous now. Can we pay our way this month? How l-o-n-g will this last?
Worry and stress may be off the charts. We may be feeling like this:
The game has changed, but the necessary skills have not. What skills and practices are now a priority may be very different, and what I now have to pay attention to may have changed.
There are many who are navigating this time more easily than others, even when circumstances may be close to identical. What are they doing? How do they manage it? Well, some will just do the “head-in-the-sand” trick, which will often have an unhappy ending. Others get smart and begin to organize themselves relevant to their situation.
We'll discuss these challenges and others during our series. Join us! We look forward to supporting you.
Registration: Attendance will be limited. Please go here to register. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to join the Zoom gathering. There is nothing you need to download to be able to participate.
Who Are We? Madeline Wade and Mark Mooney have a combined 40 years of coaching experience, and 42 years in relationship. During that time, we have both individually coached numerous couples. Beginning in 2015, we joined as couple’s coaches working together as a prime aspect of our coaching offer.
To see more about Madeline Wade, go here.
To see more about Mark Mooney, go here.
Cartoon courtesy of Meredith Broome http://www.relevantelephants.com
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Relationship in Extreme Times videos
Session One: Generative Conversations